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Viswanathan Anand vs Vasyl Ivanchuk
13th Amber Rapid (2004) (rapid), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 10, Mar-31
French Defense: Classical. Burn Variation (C11)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-31-04  Whitehat1963: Clever finish by Anand.
Apr-01-04  Bears092: at move 18 this looks like just about a dead draw...
Apr-01-04  rags: Anand offered a draw after move 17. Ivancuk refused and wanted to fight till end "from amber chess homepage"
Apr-01-04  Kenkaku: Ivanchuk's fighting spirit is commendable. He even took down Vallejo on the clock.
Apr-02-04  phildag: Ivanchuk's brain did not function, a big error
Apr-11-04  lordhazol: 18-Qe4.... white tries to win but not lost if he hasnt make a blunder.Black struggles to draw...
Apr-11-04  jaime gallegos: Anand is a good teacher to us when positions looks like so equal 21. Rd6 is a fine move
May-22-04  get Reti: This was a chess quiz in the herald two days ago
Feb-13-05  Clubfoot: The blindfold game from the same event is far more dense to a point of Ivanchuk-style fantasy chess. White's continuation from move 32 is of exceptional depth, and it's astonishing that Anand was let off the hook after the tactical storm warning twelve moves on. Another example of Ivanchoke.
Oct-28-09  japz12: it's over!!!
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  WTHarvey: White wins:

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47. ?

if 47...gxh5 48.♕xe4+ w/49.♕xa8

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